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The Executive Master in International Law in Armed Conflict: An Overview

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Designed for professionals with demanding jobs and responsibilities, our Executive Master in International Law in Armed Conflict provides them with a solid legal background to address the multiple challenges that arise in humanitarian emergencies, contemporary armed conflicts, human rights negotiations or criminal proceedings.

Taught by Geneva-based law professors and world-renowned law experts and professors, the programme enables participants to gain specialized knowledge directly applicable to professional work. It also responds to the growing need for specialists to address complex situations – in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Ukraine and elsewhere – and challenging processes such as criminal proceedings, international negotiations and humanitarian interventions.

Professionals can follow the programme online or in Geneva. For those online, an easy and interactive platform allows participants to interact directly with professors and other students during classes and access all the courses’ materials and readings.

Courses cover international law, international humanitarian law (IHL), international human rights law (IHRL), international criminal law (ICL) and the interplay between them, providing solid theoretical and practical knowledge of the law that applies to armed conflicts. They also address current issues and challenges, including the repression of terrorism, the responsibility to protect and international refugee law.

One output of the Executive Master is a master’s paper written under the guidance of a faculty member that allows participants to investigate a subject of special interest and deepen expertise through research as well as potential exchanges with experts, scholars and practitioners.

Информация об оплате

The tuition fee for the Executive Master in International Law in Armed Conflict is 18,000 Swiss Francs. To confirm their admission, students must pay a non-refundable deposit of 3,000 Swiss Francs within a month of receiving an offer. The remaining balance is payable in three equal instalments of 5,000 Swiss Francs, due no later than 1 February, 1 June and 1 September respectively. Details of how to pay will be included in the admission letter. Ten Percent Discount for Early Birds Students can benefit from a 10 percent discount, bringing the Executive Master’s tuition fees to 16,200 Swiss Francs, if they pay the full amount before 15 October. Annual Training Allowance Participants enrolled in the Executive Master and who pay taxes in Geneva are eligible for an annual training allowance of up to 2,250 Swiss Francs by the Geneva Department for Education, Culture and Sport. Candidates meeting the criteria can contact our Student Office for further information.

Как зарегистрироваться

Candidates must have:

  • Work experience in a relevant field
  • A bachelor's degree
  • Proficiency in English: candidates whose mother tongue is not English must have a solid background in English
  • A valid visa or residence permit (only for applicants who want to follow the programme in Geneva – does not apply to those who want to follow it online)

To apply, send your application through our website.

For more questions, contact: executivemaster@geneva-academy.ch